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Phase II of the Government’s Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) will be officially launched on Thursday (July 1) at the Junction Guest House, St. Elizabeth.
Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding, whose office has portfolio responsibility for LAMP, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony, scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m.
LAMP is partnering with local firm, Geoland Titling Limited, and the Korean land surveying company, Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation (KCSC), to expand the programme, which the Government established in 2000, to address the large number of unregistered lots islandwide. This, by assisting landholders in acquiring titles for their properties, thereby formalising their tenure.
The programme is currently being executed in four parishes: St. Elizabeth, Clarendon, St. Thomas, and St. Catherine. The latter parish served as the pilot for LAMP during its initial phase from 2000 to 2006.
Phase II of the initiative will entail major expansion of LAMP’s activities in St. Elizabeth, Clarendon and Manchester, some of the parishes deemed to have the lowest percentage of title distribution. It will also incorporate a number of other government stakeholder agencies involved in land matters. These include: the National Lands Agency (NLA) and the local planning authorities.
The partnership with KCSC will provided for the mobilisation of legal and land surveying teams in the targeted parishes.
Advanced land surveying technologies will also be introduced, aimed at improving LAMP’s capacity to deliver land titles in a timely manner, while a digital cadastral map will be completed, which will be used for planning and development.
Since its inception, LAMP has seen upwards of 3,000 parcels of land being registered and titles updated.